The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 823 879 832
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -47
Permanent jobs citing MOS 69 50 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.043% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 55 45 44
Average salary £38,000 £33,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.43% -6.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,550 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £37,500 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +8.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 59 £37,500 +11.94% 5
London +38 27 £41,250 +13.01% 3
City of London +36 13 £38,000 +8.57%
South East +4 13 £34,500 +25.45% 1
Hampshire +11 12 £38,500 +40.00% 1
Basingstoke +28 11 £34,500 +25.45% 1
Northampton 0 11 £33,500 +19.64% 1
Northamptonshire 0 11 £33,500 +24.07% 1
East Midlands -1 11 £33,500 +24.07% 1
Scotland +15 3 £70,000 +166.66%
North West -2 3 £46,500 +40.90%
East of England +5 2 £20,000 -25.23%
Harlow +2 2 £20,000 +5.26%
Essex -1 2 £20,000 +5.26%
West Lothian - 2 £70,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Livingston - 2 £70,000 -
Halifax - 2 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Glasgow +11 1 £22,500 -14.28%
Manchester +6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £20,000 -
Somerset - 1 £38,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £38,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £55,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £38,000 -
Street - 1 £38,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £20,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 100 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 89 (56.69%) MS Office
2 89 (56.69%) Windows
3 71 (45.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (38.22%) MS Excel
5 54 (34.39%) ITIL
6 51 (32.48%) Windows 7
7 48 (30.57%) Active Directory
8 47 (29.94%) SLA
9 38 (24.20%) Law
10 33 (21.02%) Windows XP
11 32 (20.38%) Linux
11 32 (20.38%) MCSA
12 30 (19.11%) Cisco
12 30 (19.11%) Service Delivery
13 29 (18.47%) MCSE
13 29 (18.47%) Legal
14 26 (16.56%) HND
14 26 (16.56%) Service Management
14 26 (16.56%) Windows 8
15 25 (15.92%) Degree
15 25 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (15.29%) Oracle
16 24 (15.29%) LAN
17 23 (14.65%) VoIP
17 23 (14.65%) WAN
17 23 (14.65%) UNIX
18 21 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (13.38%) HP
19 20 (12.74%) MS Exchange

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (12.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.73%) WorkSite
3 8 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.91%) Lync
6 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 89 (56.69%) MS Office
2 60 (38.22%) MS Excel
3 18 (11.46%) MS Visio
4 15 (9.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (5.73%) Final Cut Pro
6 8 (5.10%) Quicktime
7 5 (3.18%) MS Project
8 4 (2.55%) Acrobat
9 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) SAP CCM
1 3 (1.91%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Office 365
2 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.29%) LAN
2 23 (14.65%) VoIP
2 23 (14.65%) WAN
3 20 (12.74%) SAN
4 12 (7.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.73%) DHCP
5 9 (5.73%) WebEx
6 8 (5.10%) RTSP
6 8 (5.10%) iSCSI
6 8 (5.10%) NAS
6 8 (5.10%) Unified Communications
6 8 (5.10%) Ethernet
6 8 (5.10%) VPN
6 8 (5.10%) DNS
6 8 (5.10%) RTP
7 6 (3.82%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.55%) Wireless
8 4 (2.55%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.91%) Internet
10 2 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.83%) MySQL
2 13 (8.28%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.64%) MS Access
4 1 (0.64%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.64%) FrontPage
General
1 38 (24.20%) Law
2 29 (18.47%) Legal
3 13 (8.28%) Finance
4 8 (5.10%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.91%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.91%) French Language
5 3 (1.91%) German Language
5 3 (1.91%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.91%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (39.49%) Analyst
2 49 (31.21%) Support Analyst
3 26 (16.56%) Service Analyst
3 26 (16.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (15.29%) Team Leader
5 23 (14.65%) Trainer
6 21 (13.38%) IT Trainer
7 16 (10.19%) Technical Support Analyst
7 16 (10.19%) Technical Analyst
7 16 (10.19%) Technical Support
7 16 (10.19%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 10 (6.37%) IT Support
9 9 (5.73%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (5.73%) Help Desk Analyst
9 9 (5.73%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (5.73%) Desktop Support
9 9 (5.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 9 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.10%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.73%) Qt
2 3 (1.91%) XML
3 1 (0.64%) Middleware
3 1 (0.64%) JSON
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.64%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.46%) Blackberry
2 16 (10.19%) Replication
2 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.55%) Private Cloud
4 12 (7.64%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.37%) E-Learning
5 10 (6.37%) PDA
6 9 (5.73%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (5.10%) iPhone
7 8 (5.10%) Video Editing
7 8 (5.10%) Life Science
8 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
9 5 (3.18%) Fat Client
9 5 (3.18%) Thin Client
10 4 (2.55%) CMDB
10 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
10 4 (2.55%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.27%) Animation
11 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 89 (56.69%) Windows
2 51 (32.48%) Windows 7
3 33 (21.02%) Windows XP
4 32 (20.38%) Linux
5 26 (16.56%) Windows 8
6 25 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (14.65%) UNIX
8 21 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (11.46%) Windows Vista
9 18 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (8.92%) Android
11 11 (7.01%) Mac OS X
12 10 (6.37%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.27%) OS/400
13 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.27%) i5/OS
14 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.39%) ITIL
2 30 (19.11%) Service Delivery
3 26 (16.56%) Service Management
4 15 (9.55%) High Availability
5 12 (7.64%) Software Deployment
5 12 (7.64%) Service Desk Management
5 12 (7.64%) Document Management
6 9 (5.73%) Multithreading
6 9 (5.73%) Performance Management
6 9 (5.73%) Workflow
6 9 (5.73%) People Management
7 8 (5.10%) Coaching
7 8 (5.10%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.46%) Migration
8 7 (4.46%) Business Continuity
8 7 (4.46%) ITSM
9 6 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.18%) Validation
10 5 (3.18%) Project Management
10 5 (3.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.01%) VBA
2 10 (6.37%) SQL
2 10 (6.37%) C++
3 8 (5.10%) Python
3 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.91%) C
5 1 (0.64%) C#
5 1 (0.64%) Java
5 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (45.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (20.38%) MCSA
3 29 (18.47%) MCSE
4 26 (16.56%) HND
5 25 (15.92%) Degree
6 20 (12.74%) MCP
7 18 (11.46%) CCNA
7 18 (11.46%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
8 16 (10.19%) MCDST
9 15 (9.55%) VTSP
9 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
10 14 (8.92%) HNC
11 13 (8.28%) MCITP
12 8 (5.10%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.91%) MCTS
14 2 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.27%) IBM Certification
14 2 (1.27%) MCT
14 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (29.94%) SLA
2 11 (7.01%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (30.57%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.10%) XenApp
4 5 (3.18%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.27%) vSphere
5 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (11.46%) SCCM
2 4 (2.55%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.91%) WSUS
3 3 (1.91%) SCOM
4 2 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.27%) Nagios
4 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.64%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 100 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.11%) Cisco
3 24 (15.29%) Oracle
4 21 (13.38%) HP
5 19 (12.10%) VMware
6 17 (10.83%) IBM
7 15 (9.55%) Sun
7 15 (9.55%) Juniper
7 15 (9.55%) EMC
7 15 (9.55%) Intel
8 14 (8.92%) Citrix
9 10 (6.37%) Apple
10 8 (5.10%) Computacenter
11 6 (3.82%) LANDesk
11 6 (3.82%) Avaya
12 4 (2.55%) Toshiba
12 4 (2.55%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.55%) Symantec
12 4 (2.55%) Dell
13 3 (1.91%) Adobe
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